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Old Sep 17, 2005, 11:47 AM   #1
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Just bought an iBook, AIM help


Im new to the mac world, i just bought my ibook yesterday with my student discount. I was downloading all the nessacery apps i need and i had a problem with aim, and i was wondering if this is just me or do alot of people get this?

after i sign on, and maybe check someones profile, the aim program crashes. I copied this from the error message:

(i tried reinstalling twice, and still the same problem)

Date/Time: 2005-09-17 12:32:32.539 -0400
OS Version: 10.4.2 (Build 8D37)
Report Version: 3

Command: AOL Instant Messenger (SM)
Path: /Applications/AOL Instant Messenger (SM) /AOL Instant Messenger (SM)/Contents/MacOS/AOL Instant Messenger (SM)
Parent: WindowServer [58]

Version: 4.7 (1333)

PID: 222
Thread: 0

Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001)
Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE (0x0002) at 0x00000004

is there maybe some patch out there or was my mac just not made for instant messaging?

any help is appreciated.
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Old Sep 17, 2005, 11:49 AM   #2
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You don't need AIM: iChat is AIM but for Macs... give it a whirl, I think its purdy.
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Old Sep 17, 2005, 12:13 PM   #3
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might want to give www.adiumx.com a try as well, unless you need to do file transfers/direct connects or A/V this things is the best out there, especially for multi client chatting. and its still not a 1.0 release yet, and sooo many customizations available.
dim my eyes on the waves of confessions...
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Old Sep 17, 2005, 12:22 PM   #4
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I use to have the same problem. click on update mac software and see if that helps. After installing the latest updates from apple my aim's been pretty stable.
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